Thursday, May 8, 2014

Fusion #10 Thank You for Your Kindness

It's time for a new challenge at Fusion!  I'm seriously addicted to this one and am so happy to be on their design team.  I love the concept.  They provide an inspiration photo and a sketch.  It's entirely up to you which one to work with.  And if you're feeling especially creative you can work with both!  It's a two week challenge so there's plenty of time to play!
What a great color combination!  The gold and black are just so striking next to each other.  I was inspired by the pretty flowers in the photo and tried to stay true to the sketch as best I could.  I had a few limitations with the size of my flowers, but if you look close you'll see they're matted on an oval.  I kept the pennants off because I felt the stems were a good substitute.    I must admit I've never stamped a black flower before, but look at this.  Doesn't it look amazing? I'm so glad I gave it a try!  I hope you will too!

If you look close you can see I added a few enamel dots.  I saw a tutorial on You Tube showing how to make your own using Perler beads.   Have you tried this?  I picked up a tub of assorted colors for about $10 (using my coupon at Michaels).  I had some older ones from when my kids were younger - they didn't melt right so you need to use a fresh batch.  Maybe the formula changed?  Yes it did smell up the house, (a friend suggested using a toaster oven that I can plug in outside - I need to try that)   It's nice to have so many colors to pick from and they cost me less than a penny each to melt. 

Need a little more inspiration?  Here's a list of the rest of the design team with projects for today!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Supplies Used:  Finished Size 4.5 x 6.25"
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink Cutting Garden
Dies:  PTI Cutting Garden, Spellbinder Back to Basics Tags, Petite Ovals
Pattern Paper:  Echo Park "Times & Seasons 2" 6x6"
Card Stock:  PTI True Black, White, SU! Daffodil Delight 
Twinery Twine Charcoal
Ink:  Memento Luxe Dandelion, Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Fresh Ink Basil, Grass, Mojito
Enamel Dots


Anita in France said...

Wow, Jeanne, this is so striking and gorgeous ... the combination of yellow and black blooms in your bouquet is just stunning! Anita :)

Katie Ann Brooks said...

The background paper is brilliant here, it really makes the florals pop! WOW!

Tracey McNeely said...

Jeanne this is so beautiful!

Cathy Weber said...

Love the stems in place of the banners Jeanne...very creative and now I guess I need to be making my own enamel dots! LOL. My family is used to things not smelling very good coming from our oven so I bet they don't even notice! They might just ask what is cooking for dinner...LOL!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Jeanne your roses are stunning!!
Dr Sonia

Unknown said...

Your card is so elegant! I love it. Also thanks for the tip on the perler beads being smelly. I have been considering making my own too :)

Deepti said...

This is so bright and lovely, I love the BG too !!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Gorgeous card Jeanne. I love those yellow and black blooms.

Teresa (Smeared and Creased) said...

A gorgeous card indeed Jeanne! Love it!

Marlena M. said...

STUNNING color combo Jeanne~love this!

Julia Aston said...

Yes - the black blooms look super Jeanne! who knew!! love your bouquet! I found a Perler bead tutorial on someones blog and made them around Easter time - I didn't get any smell from them and they melted wonderfully?! I particularly love the beads that have lines in them (two colors) - they melt into a pinwheel or blossom design!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Lovely, SUNNY and beautifully bright!!!! Gorgeous!

Kim Heggins said...

Jeanne...this is so beautiful! I love your sweet flowers and in black too, just so stunning. Hope you are having a wonderful Mother's Day my friend.

Marybeth said...

Loving the black flower with the yellow ones. Such a neat combination for fresh cut flowers like this. You are perfect for this fun design team and so many friends on the same team.
Love this Jeanne.